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2014 ISAF Summer Meeting: September 24-25
Four Points by Sheraton West Lafayette IN

Invasive Species Management
September 24
11:30 Registration
12:25 Introduction: Dean Zimmerman
12:30 Invasive Plant Reporting and Invasive Plants for Sale - What You Need to Know
Ellen Jacquart, The Nature Conservancy in Indiana
1:00 New and Emerging Threats
Sally Weeks, Purdue University
2:30 Break
2:45 Non-native Insects and Diseases You Should Have on Your Radar
Kathy Smith, Ohio State University
3:30 Controlling Woody Invasive Plants
Ron Rathfon, Purdue University
4:15 Community Response to Asian Bush Honeysuckle Removal
Mike Jenkins, Purdue University
5:00 Adjourn
5:15 ITWS/SAFBusiness Meetings
6:30 Dinner and Social
September 25
7:00 Breakfast
7:45 Depart Hotel
8:00 Martell Forest/FNR Farm -- Forest community responses to Bush Honeysuckle Removal
Charlotte Freeman and Mike Jenkins, Purdue University
9:15 Depart Stop 1
9:40 Prophetstown SP -- Control of bush honeysuckle, autumn olive, mulberry and Osage orange
Jason Getz, Property Manager, Prophetstown SP
12:00 Arrive at Hotel and Adjourn

Invasive species are a serious threat to forests and wildlife habitat across Indiana and beyond. They can reduce biodiversity, impact growth of native trees and plants, and alter ecosystem function. Successful management of our native habitats depends on the ability of resource professionals to detect, prevent, monitor, and manage new and long established invasions, as well as increase public awareness about these growing threats. Experts from Indiana provide a unique opportunity to learn about invasive species management. The ITWS and SAF continuing education committees are extremely excited to offer this program. We hope you can join us.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton under the group name "SAF". Room rates are $112 for a single or double. To receive the discounted rate, please reserve your room by August 24. Room availability and rate is not guaranteed after this date.

Four Points by Sheraton
1600 Cumberland Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906 765.463.5511
Reservation link

Pre-registration is required in order to plan meals and breaks. Please complete and return the registration form by September 15, 2014. Or download the flier (pdf) and complete and return the registration to the address indicated. Registration pays for part of the total costs of breaks, meals and workshop materials.

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Conference Facility
Four Points by Sheraton West Lafayette is just a mile from the Purdue University Campus just off of US-231. The hotel has a heated, indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, and fit- ness center. Parking is available on site.

Need Continuing Ed Credit?
Receive credit for your efforts! While continuing to improve your knowledge and skills as a professional, why not gain continuing education credits that apply toward Professional Certification?

TWS -- This workshop is worth 5 contact hours under Category I Organized Activities. Information about the Certified Wildlife Biologist Program can be found here.

SAF -- This workshop is has been assigned 7.0 Category 1 hour. Information about SAF Continuing Education is available online here.